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CMN-BEG-1. FIRST part of the three-course long Mandarin Beginner 1 sequence.
An all-adults class.
Materials are not included in tuition.
Beginner 1 level description:
A great course for those who have never had any Mandarin Chinese or those who would like to start their studies over from scratch.
Students will learn the building blocks of Chinese grammar and vocabulary including reading, writing, and conversation in order to ask and give personal information, express intentions, describe places, and talk about hobbies and personal preferences.
Objective: The course is to provide students the most basic skills in studying Mandarin; to understand the differences between traditional and simplified characters and the benefits and disadvantages of both, to master the pronunciation,
Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this course, students will be ounce Mandarin correctly, including tones, read and write around 100 word introduce oneself or others, exchange greetings, ask about someone's nationality, talk about family members, ask about someone's profession, express time, dates and age, arrange a date or an appointment, and invite someone to a dinner or movie.
Topics: Chinese pronunciation system, surnames and full names, basic and ordinal numbers, particles — “de” “ma” “ne”, nationalities, greetings and introductions, measure words, question pronouns, dates and time.
Next Level: Mandarin Beginner 1.2 or greater.